City News and Events

New Signal Activation at intersection of Highway 30 and Oxford Commons Boulevard

The new signal at the intersection of Highway 30 and Oxford Commons Boulevard will be activated in flash mode on Tuesday, August 25. During this period, the signal will not be used to manage traffic but will flash yellow on Highway 30 and red on Oxford Commons Boulevard. The flash period will last for one week to give motorists time to adjust to the new signal and will be placed in full color operation (red-yellow-green) the week of August 31. While the signal is in flash mode, motorists on Highway 30 facing the yellow flashing lights do not have to stop but should proceed with caution. Motorists on Oxford Commons Boulevard or the NEMEPA/Stout’s Carpet driveway MUST stop and yield to other drivers while the light is flashing red. Please use caution through this area as motorists adjust to the new traffic control pattern.

New Traffic Patterns to Della Davidson and Oxford High School

The City of Oxford’s completion of a new road will improve school traffic flow to Della Davidson Elementary School and Oxford High School when school begins. City officials say the new road will provide another means of access to the schools: it will relieve congestion on Sisk Avenue at Highway 7 by providing an alternate route for those traveling from the north. City and school officials encourage parents to become familiar with the new school traffic routes before the first day of school. The map below shows how the new traffic flow will take place with the opening of the new road.

Download a map of the new road to Oxford High and Della Davidson

Free Mississippi Dig Law Seminar

MS 811 and the City of Oxford are working together to offer training on recent changes to the Mississippi Dig Law. The 1 hour seminar is free to the public and will be held at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, July 28th at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Reanna Mayoral: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 662-232-2306

Complete Streets Pop Up Project Feedback

Oxford’s first-ever Complete Streets pop-up project has transformed University Avenue for the month of July. The temporary project gives us the opportunity to try out a new streetscape with bike lanes, crosswalks and more to find out what works and what doesn’t.

Your feedback is important. Please take the short survey here to let us know your experience after trying the new design:

http://green.olemiss.edu/complete-streets-feedback

Oxford Named 2015 Healthy Hometown Award Winner

Recipient of $25,000 Grant

Oxford was named a winner of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation 2015 Healthy Hometown award. The town is awarded a $25,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation for encouraging and rewarding exemplary community health and wellness. With the $25,000 grant award, Oxford plans to enhance the city’s bike trail with an outdoor fitness zone so that circuit-style training can be combined with cardiovascular activities.

Prescription Drug Program

The City of Oxford has a program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

Virginia H. Chrestman Memorial Outstanding Employee of the Year Award

The award was established in memory of Virginia Harrington Chrestman, who was a long-serving and much-loved employee of the City of Oxford. Virginia worked as Secretary, Deputy City Clerk and from August 1, 1974 until June 1, 2003 served as City Clerk, working under former mayors John 0 . Leslie, Patricia C. Lamar, Richard Howorth and current Mayor George "Pat" Patterson.

Traffic Calming Policy Approved

Requests Prioritized on First-Come, First Served Basis

The Board of Alderman adopted a Traffic Calming Policy at its April 16, 2013 meeting. The policy provides a step-by-step procedure to address citizens concerns regarding speeding cars in neighborhoods, excessive cut-through traffic, or other safety concerns that may arise.